Vegetable rice noodle nutrient bowl with peanut sauce

This Foundational Five Nourish Bowl plant-based rice noodle with peanut sauce is a great example of how to create a fully delicious and equally nutritious meal that leaves you satisfied and well-nourished.

This nourish bowl is inspired by the many flavors from Thailand. When I traveled to Thailand in 2015, I had the joy and honor of enjoying Thai culture including the most delicious fresh foods including rice and vegetable noodle dishes with peanut sauces, pad thai, mango rice desserts, teas, incredible street food and so many delicious ones Food.

I love making traditional pad thai at home. This recipe is not a traditional Pad Thai, but if I want to put together a delicious meal that will remind me of all the incredible meals from Thailand in one bowl, this is the sauce and dish I make.

A popular dish ordered as street food in Thailand at local Thai restaurants, Pad Thai is a great introduction to Thai food in general. Hope you enjoy trying this, in addition to authentic and traditional pad thai recipes from recipe makers like Hot Thai Kitchen and Thai Food Food Blog.

Pad Thai is a stir-fry that usually contains rice noodles, eggs, tofu, another source of protein like shrimp, chicken, etc., and is flavored with fish sauce, tamarind paste, garlic, red chilli, palm sugar, coriander. or Thai basil and a wedge of lime. People describe the flavors of this dish as bold, rich, lively, sweet and sour, and a little funky from the fish sauce.

Vegetable rice noodle nutrient bowl with peanut sauce

There are several different ways you can make this nourish bowl with protein of your choice by sprinkling crushed peanuts on top, topping with a handful of bean sprouts, and more. It’s up to you and what you like or think goes well with the flavors.

The peanut sauce can be made for meal prep and used when you need to prepare a quick lunch or dinner. It has flavor factors similar to Pad Thai.

What is a Basic Five Nutrient Meal?

The Foundational Five Nourish Meal is a meal that contains all 5 elements of the Foundational Five, non-starchy carbohydrates, starchy or sugary carbohydrates, healthy fat, protein, and the flavor factor.

Following this simple template will keep your food flexible, fun, and nutritious. Our five basic nutritional meals are yogurt, oatmeal or breakfast bowls, nutrient bowls, salads, soups and stews, and stir-fries.

Any meal can be made into a basic five nutrient meal just by knowing the system I teach in our Mindful Nutrition Method ™.

Basic five

Learn how to nourish your body at every meal by creating one Basic five nutritious meal. This is McKel’s simple framework that highlights the five elements of nutrition she used to thousands of clients in her decade as a nutritionist, and now you can use it too!

The Foundational Five will help you nourish your physical body so you can learn what to eat. This is the first step in mindful eating. The rest is knowing how to eat and how to positively experience your food.

Eating in this way supports your physical body on a cellular level and ensures that you are depleting the nutrients you need to have sharp focus, calm digestion, lasting energy, sound sleep, and vibrant long-term health.

Here are the following five basic elements in this recipe:

1 • Non-starchy carbohydrate

  • Vegetables of your choice like red peppers, broccoli, pickled radishes, carrots

2 • Starchy carbohydrate

3 • Healthy fat

4 • protein

  • The protein of your choice such as tofu, shrimp or chicken

5 • Taste factor

  • Gluten-free soy sauce
  • garlic
  • ginger
  • lime
  • Red pepper flakes

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